The Youth Chaplaincy Coalition endorses the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s efforts to reduce gun violence by running an initiative on universal background checks (Initiative 594).
Universal Background Checks
We all agree that violent criminals and other threats to society should not possess firearms. That’s why licensed dealers are required to conduct background checks on all their sales. However, there is a hole in our laws that allow criminals and other dangerous people to go to “private sellers” at gun shows, on the Internet, and elsewhere to buy guns with no background check and no questions asked. Law enforcement agencies and public safety officials agree that this loophole promotes illegal gun trafficking and enables individuals with criminal intent to purchase firearms. This initiative will simply ensure that a background check is conducted for every gun purchase.
The time to act is now. The Youth Chaplaincy Coalition stands with the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
If you would like to endorse I594, please visit the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility.